Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rockets @ Mavs Game #62 Post Game Thread

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  1. I think the coach is revenging on JLIn for the innocent joke on "he was playing so well, lots of energy" on Beverly?

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    1. LOL good catch.

      I am hoping Lin follows that up with another impersonation tonight.

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    2. Good catch indeed :) It all makes sense!

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    3. Isabeli mentioned something about Lin not wanting to get fined. So, maybe Lin got fined for his McHell impersonations? I wonder how many McChickens this time.

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    4. Footage? Links? Anyone? I wanna see for myself :)

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    5. No Lin wanted to say something about the officiating... But he really needs to stop playing the good guy and shows some displeasure at being treated like this... Like short answers. And just walk out. He doesn't need to say anything.. Just act pissed.

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    6. @willy ,

      the joke on beverly - http://www.nba.com/rockets/video/2013/03/03/Lin030313mp4-2402895

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  3. I like Patrick Beverley, but it should be obvious once again that he doesn't have Lin's playmaking abilities.

    And I think this is three games McHale has lost by not putting Lin back in to game in fourth quarter.

    (I don't think McHale has it out for Lin, but just like D'Antoni's system, just to a lesser extent, you can just put anyone in at point guard and end up with same results).

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    1. McHale himself has also said that Harden is best when he catches ball and then goes.

      Lin can open up court for Harden in way Beverley can't when teams try to load up against Harden.

      It was like first few OKC games (Harden driving into set defense and either losing ball (not getting foul called) or get called for a charge, just to a lesser extent because OKC defense is better and they know Harden's game much better.

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  4. I'm getting irritated with McHale's "I thought.." and "energy" comments!from Howard Chen's Twitter:


    McHale on why Lin didn't see crunch time minutes: "I thought that Patrick (Beverley) was doing well."

    McHale on why Asik didn't see crunch time minutes: "I thought Thomas (Robinson) was giving us pretty good energy."

    this coach should be fired asap. there's no "I thought" on coaching basketball. he's all about "I thought" without actually watching the game or making strategies.

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    1. I wonder if there will come a day when he says, "It was my fault, I made a mistake. I should have put Asik and Lin in there to finish the game." And my main question is. WHAT CONSTITUTES "playing well" for McHale. I mean, what does that mean? Is 0 points, 3 "assist" and 2 turnovers in 15 STRAIGHT minutes, well? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Who in there right mind would say that! If that was Lin stats he would need cover cause everyone would be eating him up. Including me. SMH, can someone PLEASE ask the HARD questions!?

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    2. @jp2123 - if I hear another "energy" comment from McHale I'm sending this guy a bunch of Energizer batteries.better yet, come preseason this October I'll bring a bunch of Energizer batteries and throw it to him if he's still coaching the Rox.

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    3. But this time the energy thing makes no sense, cuz clearly Bev had no energy at the end of game, having played 15 straight minutes.

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    4. McHale always goes with the player who is "hot" at the moment. was Bev "hot" tonight? i don't think so.

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    5. Morey is all quantitative and analytical, and all McHale can say is "I Taw, I Taw"?

      McHale should resign. He might still be too depressed and not fit for this high pressure job. This position requires proper decision making, quick thinking and reaction, not stubbornness and personal favoritism.

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    6. "I thought...

      "I thought..."

      Well, you thought wrong, Kevin. That makes 395870 times this season.

      Beverly was along for the ride while Delfino and no-defense Parsons hit lucky 3s, but at the end, the Mavs SWARMED Harden because no one else on the floor was a real threat. Only James and Jeremy can get their own shot.

      The worst part is that Jeremy will probably play big minutes in the next couple games and lead his team to victory...only to be benched again by McHale. He MUST be fired...personal tragedy or not. He has no right to ruin the careers of others to save his own incompetent butt.

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    7. Shawn Marion was the first to realize that all he has to do is take away Harden's launch pad and Harden's game instantly becomes limited.

      Too bad McHell's plays consist of giving the ball to Harden, so he can head to his launching pad. Of all the teams that doesn't work against, it's against Mavs because they got Marion.

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    8. This loss falls squarely on the shoulder of Non-Coach "I Thought" McHale.

      I've rationalized his strategy up to this point but to undermine two starters in Lin (12 pts/3asts) and Asik (12pts/15rbs) for backup PBev (0pts/7asts) and TRob (8pts/4rbs) by not playing them in crunch time in the middle of a playoff race, Coach McHale shows he does not have what it takes to win playoff games.

      If he won this game, he will sub TRob and Bev for the starters in the playoff games based on "energy"? How about production, Coach?

      I am speechless.

      Les better makes an angry phone call!

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    9. Morey still thinks he is a candidate for coach of the year. Morey, maybe since you are supposed to be so smart, you do realize that there are talents players on the squad right?

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    10. Rox has a very good group of players. So, Morey should get credit for that.

      Not sure what Morey sees in McHell though.

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    11. Morey sees that McHale is a "yes" man.

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    12. Etane you hit the nail on the head. Marion did that to Harden all of 4th: taking away his launchpad, and forcing Harden to his right...Hahaha I was LAUGHING, watching Harden iso and get BEAT by Marion over and over.

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    13. Did you all know we've had women presidents? I think Woodrey Wilson's wife and FDR's wife ran the nation ala Dick Cheney style when their husbands were too ill to run the nation. Nancy Reagan maybe too.

      Morey should let McHale be the figure-head coach, and then have someone with some coaching intelligence (not Sampson) be the one actually making the decisions.

      Sorta like Cyrano DeBergerac - McHale can have a mike in his ears getting instructions from the real coach.

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    14. LOL I thought that's what is going on right now except instead of Cyrano it's Pinky and NOT the brain that's whispering into McHell's ears.

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  5. Check out conservative news media on youtube they give the best analysis of JLin game after each game....

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    1. The super genius dude sounds like an idiot a lot of times. One example is, he thinks that Beverley and Douglas are better defenders than Lin.

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    2. Its just that moment because they won the game that y he was so excited but if JLin doesn't over help in defense he is an elite defende in the NBA. JLin is one of the best defender and to me top 5 in PG.

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    3. Yeah but the three times national champion doesnt say it - does he?

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    4. The super genius disagree with you. To him, Bev and Doug are better defenders than Lin. Honestly, I don't think he speaks basketball that well. I don't respect his take on the game. He sounds like a politician to me. He thinks clutchless is a good dude. That is his opinion. More to power to him, but he is an idiot to me. And that is my opinion.

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    5. 3 times national champion in wrestling, not basketball. That to me is very misleading. Super genius? What is his iq?

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  6. Lin discussing the game: "There was the whole... (long pause) uhhhh I'm not trying to get fined, so I'll leave it at that."

    - I'll fill it up for you,"There's was the whole energy thing that my coach bases his offense and defense strategies on.If I don't act like the Energizer bunny I'll be benched"

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  7. The League Pass had a technical difficulty since after the halftime. It came back on late in the 4th quarter.

    Sure enough Lin got benched the entire 4th quater - again!!!!

    With 2:22 left in the game, they called time out with Mavs leading by 3.... so I was hoping McHell wouldn't look to Lin for help this time..... Phew! The assho_e didn't. At least that was fair. (;~/).

    I was rooting for the Mavericks THIS time (my first), because I'm sick of rooting for the Rockets when they leave Jeremy Lin out the entire 4th quarter!

    I'll be happy if McHell leave Lin out in the 4th Q ALL THE TIME NOW, for the rest of the season (I'm sure they'll NOT make the playoffs). Then Lin should buy out his contract (a la Aaron Brooks) and play for another team and coach. I'm sure Lin and his family and friends - and fans - will be very happy. Good riddance to McDamnpson and Morey!

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    1. This was an important game, so McHale should have at least put Lin in beginning of fourth quarter to direct offense, which looked like a mess until Harden came back into game.

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    2. Nah, let's not have Lin buy out his contract.

      That would make it seem like Lin was ungrateful.

      Let Lin sit on that team and be Coach Killah. Let Lin be PAID his $25 million to beat the crap out of McHale and Brooks and Beverley!

      I'm sick of McHale pulling stupid stunts like this to lose games by benching Lin, but that doesn't mean Jeremy Lin should give up his guaranteed $25 million.

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    3. KHuang,

      Lin is good enough to get $7 mil per year for 3 years (with the 3rd year, 2014-15, be PLAYER's option). He wouldn't miss the difference - anyway he'll more than make it up in endorsements from China and Taiwan FOR playing great.

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    4. Yah it would be interesting to see what the ROckets are capable of if Lin buys out his contract and tries to get with another team even just as a thought experiment.

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    5. Jeremy will be treated like trash by McHale this season and next season guaranteed. When he makes 15M, I can see him at least being treated like an average black or white PG.

      I don't think Jeremy will leave Houston...there's no way McHale will be around in two years. The Rockets won't even sniff the 2nd round if he keeps treating Jeremy this way, and the only thing keeping McHale in his current job is his personal tragedy.

      Les needs to sit Kevin down and say, "I'm so sorry for your terrible loss, but it's clear this isn't working out. I owe these young men a chance to realize their potential and we need to go in a different direction. Best of luck elsewhere..."

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    6. Thank god Lin is an unrestricted agent. Parson is also an unrestricted agent. Morey will sign him $10m per year contract.

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    7. I thought Lin was a RESTRICTED FREE AGENT. No?

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    8. Usually you are a restricted agent on your rookie contract. When he was with the NYK, he was unrestricted and they won his bird rights with the court.

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    9. I meant to say that when he was in NYK, he was a "restricted" agent.

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  8. You know I told u guys and myself that McHale hasn't changed .. That it was Lin who came to play his game on Sunday. But I knew, despite what McHale said in pg conference, that nothing had changed - that no matter what McHale will misuse Lin the same way as before.

    So I knew i would be proven right tonight.. That Lin will get the same minutes he got the whole season.

    Well it was worse. No matter how little I expect of McHale, I always end up getting pissed. Tonight being no exception.

    Thought Lin came to okay his style of basketball and I believe with every bit of basketball knowledge I have - having being a fan for long time, that Lin is a difference maker if he is utilized the right way.


    What happened tonight was unacceptable. I have had it with this moron.

    I'm going to root for Rox not to make the playoffs so that McHale gets fired. If I see Lin getting abused like this in the playoffs I'm gonna lose my mind. McHale has to go. He will never win close games. If the Rox want to develop a brand in Asia, they need to choose Lin over McHale, period. I can't stand to see this kid getting respected like this. Enough is enough.

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    1. What McHale needs to realize the value of having consistent substitution patterns, instead of keeping in a sub at the most important position as long as he's playing well. Or, in this game, even when he's not playing well.

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    2. McHale's a big fat zero as a coach. No point parsing his in-game decisions. I'm sure Carlisle's laughing his head off at what an easy job he had in this return game.

      Carlisle made adjustments from the Sunday game. McHale regressed to his meanness.

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    3. Rick Carlisle gave game balls to Kevin McHale and Patrick Beverly. Lol.

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  9. McHale screwed himself because at a certain point in the fourth, he pretty much had to go with Beverly the entire rest of the way. The crucial point was at 5 or 6 minutes in the fourth. If McHale didn't bring in Lin at that point, it wouldn't make sense to bring in Lin for the last 2 or 3 minutes, because, it would obviously raise the question, why is he coming in so late?

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    1. Yah the game would have been over by the time Lin gets warmed up again.

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    2. If Lin came back with 3 min and they lost, guess who gets the blame? Is bev playing that much better than Lin to deserve the entire 4th? I just don't know what he sees that we don't.

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    3. Right, for Lin's sake, if he wasn't coming in at the six minute mark, then it was best he just sat out and was just a witness to the utter debacle tonight.

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    4. The other player who did jack shit in the fourth was Carlos Delfino. Did he play the entire fourth too? Dallas doesn't have real big men, he could gone small with Lin, Bev, and Harden.

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    5. This is what pisses me off. If he is willing to stretch bev's minutes when he plays well, why doesn't he extend the same courtesy to Lin? Let lin finish off the first quarter. What da fuck is McHale saving Lin's min for?

      Excuse my language, but he is such a dick ...

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    6. excuse my language too, but he is an ASSHOLE.

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    7. All of you - just STOP MAKING SENSE! Sense and sensibility just confuses McHale.

      McHale kinda reminds me of Phil Hartman's caveman lawyer on SNL. Lol.

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    8. He just reminds me of a caveman.

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  10. Thank you for joining me. I have been saying it a long time that I hope they don't make the playoffs. I have been rooting for the Lakers and Jazz.

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  11. Rockets with Mchale doesn't deserve playoffs at all. Everyone is saying Mchale and Rockets shouldn't treat Jeremy Lin, a starting point guard, so poorly like tonight.Bev's foul ???Yes. Mchal.. He did a very great job (for Mav) !!

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  12. And what's with this atrocious defense?

    Lin and Asik are the only defenders, but they are taking the fall for guys like Parsons and Harden getting LIT UP.

    McHale is the worst defensive coach I've ever seen in the NBA.

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    1. More than that he's just one of the WORST coaches. He's on the bottom of the stack for sure. Something should be said that Morey thinks he should be coach of the year. I just think that organization is not very competent all the way to the top.

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    2. McHale is the worst coach period. He has no feel for the game, constantly makes bad decisions.

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    3. McHell is the worst coach ever for 10 million other reasons as well.

      For one thing, he doesn't hold any players accountable for tanking, for playing matador defense, but he blames Lin for other people's tanking.

      So, in that sense, McHell is totally dysfunctional as a human being and not just as a defensive coach.

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    4. McHale has potential. The fact that the team scores a lot should be attributed to his offensive strategies.

      But, it is clear he is incompetent at in-game managing of games. He needs an assistant head coach to call the shots during the games, like the way offensive coordinators call offensive plays in football and not the head coach.

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    5. @Roberlin:

      Seriously? I bet you that things would not get worse if they let a decent high school coach coach the team. I give the credit (for winning so many games) to the players.

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    6. The Rockets offense strategy is the owner's idea - per Morey: The running and tiring out the opponents old legs game. As for 3-pointers, every team is does it. The Rockets score a lot and give up the points a lot. It's not a unique strategy.

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    7. I have to disagree about McHale having potential. If you can't manage a game, then what exactly are you doing? I don't think this can be taught. It's one of those innate talents/skills you're born with or not.

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    8. Rox offense is so explosive is because McHell is blessed with shooters. But, when Lin plays PG, Rox offense usually score 120+ and the opposing team is demolished by 20-30 pts before 4Q.

      So, McHell's genius is in turning Rox's explosive offense into one that barely squeeks by.

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  13. McHale is just a horrible coach and the Rockets have won so many games themselves dispite the fail coaching. I really do not understand why the Rockets would pay 2 guys 25 million dollars to play 23-25 minutes a game. boggles my mind.

    jlin is going to get a better option once he gets out of this terrible franchise. I'm really less then impressed with Houston they just seem to have no clue how to handle players.

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    1. They won a lot of games because they have a talented team...

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    2. I give Morey the credit this season, but NOT to McHell. About 80% of other coaches would do better - I'm convinced.

      Also, what other coach disses a starting player (Lin) like this creep of a coach. In interviews McHell been doing that also. McHale has been taking advantage of Jeremy Lin's mild manner. IT'S TIME FOR Jeremy TO ACT LIKE a COACH KILLAH.

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  14. All I want McHale to do is to give Jeremy a chance. Let Jeremy do his thing, keep him in the 4th quarter of close games, let him finish the 1st quarter.. If jere ends up sucking he can go shove his f
    Head up Beverley's ass all he wants. But to deny this kid an opportunity like this and favoring his back up in crucial stretches without even having tried Lin in situations like this... That where he is sooo wrong. Just give him an opportunity..

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    1. Nah, as Parsons said, McHale plays players who he thinks will help win games.

      Oh, waitaminute . . .

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    2. If he do not play Lin tonite, he will not play Lin in the play off.

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    3. Parson is saying he thinks McHell doesn't think Lin can win games.

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    4. And before Craig Ackerman starts calling out JLin fans again -> nobody here hates Beverly. Hes a great dude. Its all about the coach!

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    5. Ackerman just think we are idiots.

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    6. Who cares about Ackerman? He's a nobody. The people that needs to be forced to confront this issue is the national sports media, specifically, ESPN commentators.

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    7. Ackerman's a fucking idiot. Ignore him, he knows even less than Friedman.

      How the hell can we gauge Lin's 4th qtr performances in tight games, when he's not even given the opportunity? He rarely starts the 4th qtr, bev does. So, if bev plays "good enough", then Lin doesn't see the floor unless bev shits it up.

      This doesn't even make sense.

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    8. And when it comes to D -> JLin is probably the best D player of the team. Coaches (other teams) say so, I say so, everybody whos not blind or racist says so. And yet according to McFail every bench player in the league is a better D player than Lin. McFail says so, Sampsons says so. WTF!

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  15. i'd like to hear beverly's post game interview. i wonder what he would say after losing the game for the team.

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    1. He will take responsibility ... Like he is the starting pg of the rockets. The team may have lost but I'm sure he is happy because he is getting closer and closer to taking over the starting pg role for the team.

      And on the flip side, if Lin made as dumb of a foul that bev made, McHale would be all over it.

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    2. Honestly, I don't care what Beverly says or thinks. He's a guy trying to make a living.

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  16. Someone of prominence in the national media needs to call out McHale on this bullshit. Or his teammates. Or Clyde Drexler.

    Otherwise, there will be no accountability, and this shit will continue.

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    1. If We were in NYC, then the media would be all over it.

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    2. It is aout damn time national media call him out, heck if I live in Houston, where ticket price is more affordable in New York I would bring a sign that says "fire Mcfail-Linabuser" tho I may wear a mask and have go with my fellow linfans.

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    3. Exactly, Roberlin.

      Ah, New York.

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    4. If this was New York, it wouldn't have occurred, because McHale would've been fired a long time ago, or, the media pressure and fan backlash would force McHale to coach intelligibly.

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    5. Did u see how Woodson had to apologize for sitting stat against Miami?

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  17. All McHale does is stick with the player who is "hot" during the game. seriously, was Bev even "warm" tonight? Jeremy played for 25 minutes, 2 damn minutes more than Bev. gee, another McHale consolation?

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    1. He will stick with player is "hot" during the game, except LIN.

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    2. Beverly wasn't clearly not a spark tonight.
      Nor was he even a night light.

      He was broken light bulb tonight.

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    3. Zero points! Scorching!

      One good defensive play for every two bad ones! Awesome!

      Game-losing idiot foul! What spark!

      Seriously, I want Beverly to succeed, but Jeremy is 1000X better in every single way.

      All Beverly did was collect Rondo-assists on bailout 3s by Delfino and Parsons.

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  18. Okay, someone needs to do something. This needs to be discussed on First Take. Skip Bayless actually is more or less supportive of Lin, and if someone sends him an email laying out the facts, maybe he'd make it a topic.

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    1. absolutely agree... pls post email address..........

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    2. Write to Lin's agent and try to get his reply. I doubt that he would, but still it's worth a try.

      http://montgomerysportsgroup.com/contact/

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    3. Skip Bayless is really good about reading fans who write to him. I'll find his email address and post it here.

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    4. Follow the money. Need to find sponors' email address. Maxxis tires, Volvo, etc.

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    5. alcsd, sponsors don't care about the minuetia of game decisions. The national media first must talk about it and make it an issue before sponsors will start to complain.

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    6. Lin is such a good and disciplined young man, soooo....

      A grass root effort, like writing to sponsors, would be great.

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    7. Lin is such a good and disciplined young man, soooo....

      A grass root effort, like writing to sponsors, would be great.

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    8. Sponsors can pull their ads. Money talk.

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      Jeremy's agent is also Jim Tanner of Williams & Connolly LLP.

      Will it work though? I know that it makes a huge difference in Korea when fans/stans (in Kdrama capacity) voice their disapproval be it by blog or 'tweet'. Have read cases where the actor/actress no longer be the face for CF and drama lead.

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  19. Pretty sure McHale used the game as a big "Fuck you" to ardent JLin Fans, and to JLin himself for that post game comment about Beverly's energy. The upside of all this is that McHale shot himself in the foot, and not the already broken one.

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    1. I'm just glad they lost the game and it was due to bev's huge foul to bail out collison.

      The dude is a bundle of energy but he is not too bright u can see.

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    2. That was a bad play by PB, and the Refs today were shxt too...

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    3. Are people fucking blind? Yes, Bev can be a pest on D and makes his 3's but he can't even run the fucking offense as well as Lin. Bev doesn't have a feel for the game (yet), there's no tempo, just a lot of chaos.

      Did people not see how stagnant the offense got? Did people not see the team go into iso mode?

      I just don't understand. Somebody, help me.

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    4. If there are gonna use Lin this way, then start bev and allow Lin to finish the game and earn more minutes if he is playing well.

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    5. I think what McHale thought was, "I am gonna give the ball to Harden anyway, just let PB to do the pest thing on D. Lin is not going to run plays tonight for sure, ball is with Harden"

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    6. K Smith, it made no sense at all.

      Here's the problem - if this game was on ESPN, and you had Jeff Van Gundy or Hubie Brown commentating, they'd be asking why Lin isn't in the game.

      But, because you only got local Houston announcers, they don't talk critically, and moreover, they LOVE Beverly.

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    7. It actually would be a good thing if McHale just started Beverly over Lin - because that would get national media attention.

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    8. I was so proud of Jeremy Lin making that sarcastic remark about McHale (repeating McHell's line) and the reporters getting it quickly. It's time for Lin to FIGHT BACK because Lin's good nature has been taken advantage of big time. The next time (soon, I hope), Lin should take a LESS subtle approach; he needs to be a COACH KILLAH and out this McHell.

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    9. I'm sure one day when Jeremy's auto biography comes out, we will been proven right by the man himself.. How much McHale disrespected Lin behind the scenes.

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  20. I want jeremy lin to be traded to spurs, fuck mchale.

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    1. why? so he can be a backup there too?

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    2. At least he'd actually run the offense while playing his 20-25mpg.

      And learn from an elite coach and PG. Then again, I don't expect McHale to last till next season. At best, he'll be fired after next year's inevitable disappointment.

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    3. I agree.

      A backup to Spurs' Parker. the thing is the Spurs organization is so smart and runs a tight ship, that they don't need Lin and the cap space he's taking. The Spurs develop all their bench players, WHICH IS WHY, even when a key player is missing, they can play ball.

      But Lin can go to many other teams, like Utah abd Pacers. Lin most like wouldn't be wanted by the big market UNTIL he's more seasoned - because they, including the Mavericks, want an ALREADY finished and polished product, WHICH IS WHY, Mark Cuban wanted Deron Williams at a much more $$$$$ over a modest-priced Jeremy Lin. I "KNOW" Lin is a better grab: A good player now with an X-fator + a huge and speedy upside.

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    4. Yah that goes to show that Lin is not a "young" player that franchises will take time to develop anymore. 24 is NOT young. He's in the prime of his career.

      Everytime McHell say's Lin is young and will be fine is a back handed comment to give himself cover for his bad coaching.

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  21. just change teams lin for gods sake.. the guy evidently does not believe in you.. id rather get paid 10mill and get to play than get paid 25 mill and not play at all.. either way his loaded.. and if he plays well on 10mil with more mins all the sponers will make up for everything just SAYING :)!

    Also anybody noticed lin always falls down after he takes drives?

    I love the guy by the way just noticed he falls over alot.

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    1. Yah if Lin gets real QUALITY playing time, he will prove he's among the elite and get paid accordingly.

      Don't go the safe route and settle for the sure thing.

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    2. dannio,

      My thought exactly! Lin should buyout his contract.

      But Lin will have a lot of takers at about $6 million per year for 3 years. He should make his 3rd year a Player's Option (2014-15). I think Lin will be an elite player next year, but time will tell for certain.

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    3. You guys can't be serious about taking $10 million over $25 million.

      Besides, there is no guarantee Lin would be picked up by any team.

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  22. Why doesn't somebody start one of those petition thing like how they did it before Lin left NYK. If it gets enough signatures, it may not change things but will at least bring attention to the topic and force the rox to address it instead of blowing us off.

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    1. I think the better way to get media attention is to have a concerted effort for Lin fans to bombard national media sports talking heads with FACTUALLY based emails (no stupid rants) to give them the heads up. Most pundits have no clue what's going on in Houston with Lin.

      People to email or tweet - Skip Bayless, Tim Legler, Colin Cowherd, Mike and Mike, MICHAEL SMITH (a lone Lin supporter on ESPN).

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  23. This is bullshit, still fuming from the benching. I'm gonna blame Lin if he doesn't speak out a out this at least ask his agent so the work behind the scene. Also doesn't Lin have any teammate to support him in this situation. I don't see why harden and parson can't question Lin and asik sitting out

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    1. Agreed where is the loyality.. I mean Beverly is good he works really hard but i mean Lin was playing well he was 50% from the field.. (i think) his overall percentage was better than hardans.. So why bench him? at least rotate a bit better at the very least

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    2. Get real, like Parsons and Harden give a damn. They're the cornerstone pieces of this team, Lin's just a guy who's going to be here for another year before his ass gets shipped to another shitty team in his 3rd year.

      Parsons says, the coach plays the guys that he thinks are making an impact that game. Of course fucking Parsons isn't going to disagree with it bc he plays 40 min a game.

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    3. I also agree. Jeremy MUST speak out at least a little.

      I suggest: "It's hard watching your team lose close game after close game while you're on the bench. Especially after we played so well last night."

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    4. @k.smith,
      So I guess your saying parsons is just pretending to me jlins friend not not supportive in the least bit! They are leaders of the team and when a starting point guard who you have repeated complimented as a leader of the team get benched on 3 consecutive games in the 4th, you got to have his back and at least console Lin and ask the coach for an explanation otherwise you no leader nor friend

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    5. Parson is a fake and a phoney.

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    6. Hey Parson is a good player just not optimally utilized with McHell's free for all offense.

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    7. And, can't blame a guy still looking for his pay day.

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    8. Don't have a problem with him being selfish. You have to be selfish to make it in dog eat dog league. But don't pretend to be someone friend. I hate phoney people.

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  24. Can't find his email, but Skip Bayless' twitter account is @RealSkipBayless.

    Looks like he didn't watch the game, so, only if lots of people inform him, no chance it gets discussed tomorrow.

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  25. Here's Maxwell Ogden writing an article about the issue of Jlin getting inconsistent minutes in the 4th:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1524348-jeremy-lins-inconsistent-fourth-quarter-minutes-continue-to-stunt-development

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  26. One thing no one has mentioned yet is that 4th quarter is when lin historically plays his best - close gameS- when the game is on the line. Why would u deny Lin such opportunity? Just because bev played well when Lin was sick? Gimme a break man.

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  27. somebody at CF asked if Mchale was on something. They said his eyes looked glazed over during his interview. Also I bet the other coaches are not happy with what happened tonight. My theory is that Morey is giving McHale enough rope to hang himself, so that his boy Finch will step up and take this team into the playoffs.watch and learn. BTW CF are not happy with Mchlae and many are beginning to think that he does have something against Lin.

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    1. Doesn't McHale always look like that?

      There must be some real slow people on CF to have taken so long to realize this. Everything gets explained away and shoved under a rug when they win. Can't escape the truth. It will come out sooner or later.

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    2. I read the game threads and JLin related threats on CF. I agree with you. Though there are some JLin haters and trools on CF - not all people there are stupid.

      Even among the old members (with thousands of posts) there are many JLin fans. Besides - the "official fire McHale" thread was created in april 2012. If Im not mistaken -> JLin wasnt even on the team back then.

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    3. Wow - I just read some threats on CF and some guys actually wrote that Beverly had the "hot hand" tonight which is why he got to play 4th quarter. 20 something minutes -> zero points -> hot hand?

      Not all people on CF are dumb but the dumb ones are unbelieveably dumb.

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  28. My friends thats the reality we have now,
    The coaching staff simply don't trust what lin can give his team..
    Hopefully this next game he can have his own show.

    But now mchail cannot control me on using Lin
    48mins a game on my 2k13..
    And i do benched Harden as always.
    Jahahahha:)

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    1. McHale will find you and come to your house just to make you play Beverly and Parsons against Lebron and Wade. He loves their energy.

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  29. lol we got mcfail'ed again.

    hilarious.

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  30. The rocket's front office HAS to make a decision at the end of this season. LIN OR MCHALE. One of them has to go. This can't exist like this.

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    1. Not Lin I guess, rockets will become a laughing stock if that happens. And it's not like Lin can't play. Look at 38 points; if rockets let Lin walk again, people will laugh till their jaws dropped

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    2. U know how we feel about it. But the real question is how does Morey and les feel about it. The only way this becomes a slam dunk decision is if the Rox ends up not making the playoffs after a monumental collapse 2 years in a row. No way McHale survives that.

      Looking at the way McHale has been coaching, it looks like this may be a possibility.

      Ever since the nets game, this team has had one great game against subpar opponents. The record may say otherwise, but McHale really sucks as a coach.

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    3. they definitely have to make a decision because 8.3m to be counted toward salary cap (of $60m) is a lot of money to play him like a scrub.

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    4. Jeremy Lin needs to buy out his contract like Aaron Brooks did. That would be better than being stuck in Houston (It would be the same with places like Memphis or North Carolina). The Rockets is NOT a good basketball organization and Houston is a terrible basketball city.

      I really hope Lin ditches Houston.

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  31. Regarding the half time 3pter, here's a link of the highlight and check at 2:55:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8yZRCmI378

    It looks to me like the ball left Jeremy's hands already. But, what the announcer says is "two fingers" touching the ball is actually motion blur.

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    1. well, given what happened, it's good that the 3 didn't count, cuz the Rockets might have won the game with Sparkles in the fourth.

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    2. Again there has to be irrefutable evidence to overturn the call. I just don't see it. If a household superstar? Then definitely a three.

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    3. Oh, you can see the shot clock above the basket on the opposite side of the court.

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    4. Not shot clock I mean game clock.

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    5. But do you guys see Lin's fingers have already snapped? But, there was just a trace of motion blur touching the basketball.

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    6. I think they said there were still 2 fingers on the ball.

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    7. This is the only time I'm actually glad Lin was cheated of his 3 points that would've won the game!

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    8. Yah Brent, the video shows Lin has two right hands. One is actual and the other one is residual motion blur. I guess I am the only person interested in the motion blur since I am a gear head.

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    9. Haha, I'm with you, KHuang. The Rockets might have won if that counted.

      Instead, McHale gets totally LINBARRASSED for losing yet another winnable close game (at least his 10th this season). And Beverly's the one who clinched the loss with his boneheaded rookie mistake.

      It's a nice silver medal to see McHale get EXPOSED yet again.

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    10. Everything happens for a reason. Maybe this loss is the beginning of the end for McHale.

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    11. Good call Etane. Motion blur is the after-image right? It's not the real thing.

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  32. This is the perfect game to roast McHale and get national attention, because Bev played last 15 minutes in close game, team lost, AND he had ZERO POINTS and made stupid costly foul.

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  33. Originally Posted by Hous-TO-n
    Jeremy Lin

    GP FG% 3FG% FT% AST TO STL PTS eFG% TS% USG%
    26 54.2% 60.0% 78.9% 5 3 4 44 60.4% 68.0% 21.8%

    James Harden

    GP FG% 3FG% FT% AST TO STL PTS eFG% TS% USG%
    31 43.1% 29.4% 85.7% 12 11 4 98 47.5% 60.3% 37.9%

    Carlos Delfino

    GP FG% 3FG% FT% AST To STL PTS eFG% TS% USG%
    24 38.9% 33.3% 100% 4 1 1 21 45.0% 49.2% 14.5%

    Patrick Beverly

    GP FG% 3FG% FT% AST To STL PTS eFG% TS% USG%
    6 33.3% 50.0% / 1 1 0 6 50.0% 50.0% 19.6%

    I think, you think, coach thinks, everyone dreams.
    Statistics of last 5 min this season

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    1. Great stats. Where from? LInk?

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    2. And there it is...clear cut evidence of what everyone here already knows.

      But good luck getting McHale, most Rockets fans and media members to see the obvious 100% indisputable truth.

      They're simply blinded by racism.

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  34. The reality is that the Houston Rockets have single-handedly tried to ruin Lin's career. Actually, its prob McHale that wants to ruin Lin's career. First he cuts him on Christmas day and then Lin is a serious rising star and he benches him at every chance.

    I hope someone heckles the McHale like crazy sometime soon.

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    1. In regards to this, was it McHale or Morey who decided to cut him?

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    2. Mchale because Morey mentioned that he never seen Lin made a layup.

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    3. So Morey asked for a player to be cut and McHale singled out Lin? Am I right,

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    4. Due to the lockout. Morey didn't have time to evaluate Lin as a player. He has to cut Lin to create a rooster spot for another player (dalmaert??). If it was any regular season, Morey would have time to evaluate Lin.

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  35. You guys and gals notice that Lin tend to get mistreated or marginalized intentionally by McHale when playing away from home. This is a pattern here.

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    1. Good point. He'd get creamed in Houston..."We want Lin! We want Lin!"

      But on the road, fans are glad to see Lin out. You know the game is yours once McHale yanks Lin. Karl and Carlisle are probably laughing, "Oh man, isn't great to coach against a moron?"

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    2. good point. coaches love coaching against McHale.

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  36. The other way to get media attention is to have some NBA player post a tweet criticizing McHale.

    Do guards who openly dissed McHale last year have twitter accounts? I'm thinking of Lowry and Martin. Ask them their thoughts on what Mchale is doing to Lin and hope they respond with a tweet.

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    1. Martin doesn't like Lin so his answer will be "no comment"

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  37. I love how some of you began to support McHale because he compared Lin to cp3 the last game. Yeah u guys think McHale would've benched cp3 because Beverly was playing well? Or conversely if Lin is not putting up cp3 numbers does he need to get benched? Please let this be a lesson to u. Don't believe anything that moron says. Look at his actions. Nothing is going to change!!!!

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    1. What's the saying... fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

      No one should be deceived by McHale's words, positive though it may seem. Even the CP3 comparison was backhanded.

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  38. http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/2013/03/06/nowitzki-mayo-help-mavs-bounce-back-beat-rockets/1BpDIYq01vuTgIXuwCLIxK/story.html

    Doesn't question it but does note the following:
    "Chandler Parsons had 23 points for Houston, while Jeremy Lin scored 12 but sat the entire fourth quarter in favor of backup Patrick Beverley."

    It's sad that I find even this a step forward. The fact that the benching was noted, even in passing.

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    1. ""Chandler Parsons had 23 points for Houston while giving up 42..."

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    2. and he get paid less than the rookies........lol

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  39. good to see tony is closing game for KINGS!

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  40. Moron's PG Interview.
    http://www.csnhouston.com/rockets/mchale-after-rockets-tough-loss-mavericks

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    1. Like watching a George W. Bush State of the Union. Why bother? Moron says moron things...nothing to see here.

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    2. I stopped watching that moron months ago. I had a terrible nightmare that would go away for days.

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    3. "wouldn't" go away for days.

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    4. I notice he says that he wanted to bring Asik back in.

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  41. Seriously why is everyone so pissed STILL? This is what we all expected. We all know Lin will be benched. If any of you were surprised or upset, I blame YOU at this point.

    Lin will be marginalized and treated like a scrub. Stop crying about it. I now watch Lin to see what he does in his 20 minutes. Tonight I give him a B...he needs to ballhog a tad more without it looking obvious and monopolize the ball by playing stupid to get more assists in his 20 minutes so his stats pop out even more.

    Lin is getting paid 25 mill to be a scrub, don't fight it - Les and the Front Office condone this or Mchale would be canned already. It is NOT Mchale ,the entire Rockets team is ok with this....

    Only if Taiwan and the Philippines REFUSE to buy tickets and sponsor the 2013 season when the Rox and Pacers go to those countries will the NBA, the Rox, Les, NBA, and everyone that matters get it.

    Won't happen though...the Taiwan fans cant wait to mob Lin whether he plays 10 or 30 minutes.





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    1. I notice that Lin is starting to look for his own shot more now.

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    2. I hope McHale bench Lin for that game in TW, and see how fans will react.

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    3. Agree. First, McHell doesn't have his blinders on. He knows the value that Lin brings but purposely doesn't want to use him. I just don't know whether it's his basketball prejudice or his personal prejudice that keeps him from playing Lin.

      Second, I agree, the organization is not blind to McHell's under utilization of their best play maker.

      Third, I'd only add that this team is capable of so much more as we've seen Rox pummel opponents by 20-30 pts whenever Lin plays on ball. So, McHell is not only holding Lin back but also holding the entire franchise back. This, I don't know whether FO is aware of yet.

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    4. I think that is one of the problems or Asian stereotypes. Simply accepting things instead of fighting injustice or perceived injustice. Or, simply being apathetic.

      Talking about it is a step forward. Doing something about it is the next step. But it is long and hard fought. Slavery didn't end in a month or a year, but you have to keep the dialogue going.

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  42. I love how McHale/Sampson keeps harping about how its their defense that needs work, the stops, the steals, the blocks, forcing TOs in general, creates opportunities and is essential to their offensive game.

    Yet they did NONE of that in 4Q.

    Practice what you preach Rox coaching!

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    1. They think that if they continue to complain about it without instituting a solid system, things will just magically fall into place... Freaking morons.

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  43. Lin has a long career ahead, so let's look at the good things that happened tonight instead. Lin shot 50% for 12 pts in 25min. He just needs to take a few more hots and he'll get his 16-20 pts. With those numbers he'll get another job and we can continue to cheer for him.

    We all agree that no matter what he does, Mchale will bench him with 25min. That's his form of punishment but I also think that Mchale HAS to give Lin at least that many minutes or the owner will be screaming bloody hell. Lin just has to take his shots and put up his points until he gets taken out and watch the team shoot low percentage 3s for the rest of the game...like tonight.

    Mchale's system is not working out for this team. His PGs are not meant to create plays, they are merely interchangable robots that execute Mchale's system. Mchale wants to win on his own terms and showcase his brilliant game strategy. They may have games when they will be unconscious like Parsons was last game, but 32 3s at 37.5% is why they lost tonight. Beverley's 7 assist sounds good but Mchale's passing schemes may have low TOs but it produces lousy shots. Psalms123 (?) posted some stats recently that when Lin has higher TOs the team wins more. It makes no sense logically but what it shows is that lin's dribbling into the paint and handling the ball creates much higher quality shots for his teammates. Had the Rox have had just 2 more uncontested 3s, they would have won.

    Lin needs to recognize that as little control he has of his own destiny, he must utilize that limitation to his own advantage. He must protect his own viability as a player in the league by posting up numbers in the 20-25 mins he gets to play. Just think what an extra couple of shots by Lin could have done, had he scored just 5 more points! He may think that he is being selfish, but in fact he is being a team player by contributing to his max capacity when given his opportunity. JUST SHOOT at least 15 shots per game and add his scoring to the production of the team while he is allowed to be on the floor! That's the control he has on his future and he must seize that from Mchale.

    Mchale's system will fail if he thinks that Lin is interchangeable. Mchale thinks he is in control, but he is playing against a loaded hand in Lin. Without Lin to create quality shots for this team, their dependence on 3s will backfire as it did tonight. The more he puts down Lin, the more he puts the Rox in jeapody of not making the playoffs. I don't care how great a coach you are, if the team loses, your going to get the boot.

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  44. Last year was an unbelievable season for Lin, in a great way.

    This year is an unbelievable season for Lin, in a surreal, is this shit actually happening horror movie way.

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    1. Yup it's almost like the Truman Show.

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